Tag Archives: English History

Vanishing Cornwall, by Daphne du Maurier: A Brief Review

If you think of the works of Daphne du Maurier, you probably have the same sort of images in mind that have been given to us by film treatments over the years: the blasted heath, the storm-tossed moors, the insular … Continue reading

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The English: A Portrait of a People, by Jeremy Paxman: A Review

Jeremy Paxman, formerly the bulldog of the BBC’s Newsnight but as of this writing relegated elsewhere, wrote this book about the mythical “Bulldog breed”over fifteen years ago, in the opening years of the brave new world of Tony Blair’s “New Labour” … Continue reading

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Johnson’s Life of London, by Boris Johnson: A Review

I felt guilty even buying this book, in all honesty. Putting yet more money into the coffers of Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson seems like a foolish way to spend one’s hard-won farthings. On the other hand, I was in … Continue reading

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